BrainBread 2

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BrainBread 2
BrainBread 2 cover
Reperio Studios
Release dates
Windows Early access
macOS (OS X) Early access
Linux Early access


The macOS (OS X) version of this game does not work on macOS Catalina (version 10.15) or later due to the removal of support for 32-bit-only apps.
BrainBread (mod) 2004
BrainBread 2 2017

Key points

Steam Workshop integration.

General information

Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
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macOS (OS X)

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Use the -novid command line argument[1]
Delete or rename video files[2]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\brainbread2\media
  2. Delete or rename bootup.bik, brainbread2_intro.bik and powered.bik

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>/brainbread2/cfg[Note 1]
macOS (OS X)
It's unknown whether this game follows the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux. Please fill in this information.

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
macOS (OS X)

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Video settings
Video settings
Graphic settings
Graphic settings
Gore, Gibs and Ragdolls
Gore, Gibs and Ragdolls

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
4K Ultra HD
Interface scales with resolution and can become unusable.
Field of view (FOV)
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Use the -window -noborder command line arguments
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Up to 16 samples.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Up to 8x MSAA.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
300 FPS cap. With console, can change with console command "fps_max".
High dynamic range display (HDR)
Rendered image uses SDR color space. In-game HDR option refers only to HDR Rendering.

Input settings[edit]

Mouse/gamepad settings
Mouse/gamepad settings

Audio settings[edit]

Audio settings
Audio settings

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Over-all game volume and separate music slider.
Surround sound
7.1, 5.1 surround sound, 4 speaker surround
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
"Silence the audio while the game window is in the background" check box


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
Brazilian Portuguese


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
12 Co-op, Versus
Use Nucleus Coop & Unofficial mod.
LAN play
Co-op, Versus
Online play
12 Co-op, Versus

Connection types

Connection types

Issues fixed[edit]

Purple and black broken textures[edit]

A generic fix for this issue can be found on our Source engine page.

Other information[edit]


Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
macOS (OS X)
This 32-bit-only macOS game does not work on macOS Catalina (10.15) or later.

Console commands[edit]

Games running on the source engine can utilize Source Engine Console Commands for various tasks.
These commands can be saved into <path-to-game>\brainbread2\cfg\autoexec.cfg to be executed when the game launches.
Enabling the console in Source games[citation needed]
  1. Launch the game
  2. From the main menu select Options
  3. Select the Keyboard tab
  4. Click the Advanced button
  5. Check the box next to Enable developer console (~)
  6. Click Apply


Press ~ to open the console.
Some commands may first require you enabling sv_cheats. You can do so with sv_cheats 1.
Some of the commands might be disabled upon entering a server.
Users without a US keyboard could experience some problems.

Useful console commands[edit]

Parameter Description
cl_viewmodelfov Change the weapon viewmodel FOV
-console Starts the game with the developer console enabled.
ping Shows the ping of all clients connected to the server in the console
-h height or -height height Forces the engine to start with resolution set to height.
-w width or -width width Forces the engine to start with resolution set to width.

Command line arguments[edit]

View this Steam Support Article regarding launch options as well as the relevant Valve Developer wiki page for further information and a list of useful Source engine launch options.
You can launch BrainBread 2 with launch parameters - these parameters can dictate how certain aspects of the game behave.

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10
Processor (CPU) 1.7 GHz or equivalent
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 6 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 500 series
ATI Radeon 9600
DirectX 9.0c compatible
macOS (OS X)
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) Leopard 10.5.8, Leopard 10.6.3
Processor (CPU) 1.7 GHz or equivalent
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 6 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 9400M
ATI Radeon 9600
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) Ubuntu 14.x, CentOS 7.x
Processor (CPU) 1.7 GHz or equivalent
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 6 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 500 series
ATI Radeon 9600


  1. When running this game without elevated privileges (Run as administrator option), write operations against a location below %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMDATA%, or %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore on Windows Vista and later (more details).


  1. Verified by User:Diskersen on 2018-01-27
  2. Verified by User:Diskersen on 2018-01-27